“The Great Hack” looks into how Cambridge Analytica scraped the data of 87 million Facebook users to target advertising for Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
The documentary focuses Carole Cadwalladr, the Guardian journalist who broke the story on Cambridge Analytica whistleblowers Christopher Wylie, and Brittany Kaiser.
Cadwalladr tweeted she has “mixed feelings” about the film.
“Suspect things are going to kick off. Even more. Get your lawyer ready, @arron_banks.” Arron Banks was a prominent Brexit donor who was behind the unofficial Leave.EU campaign, and Brittany Kaiser said in April 2018 Cambridge Analytica pitched “a very detailed strategy” to Leave.EU.
The documentary is released on July 24 on Netflix and in some theatres.